It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chapter 2, Page 25, Book 10

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Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending

Author Unknown

I read that keeping our interests wide and varied keeps us wide and varied, and opens up many doors that otherwise would be closed.

I don’t know if doors will open for me, but I do have a lot of interests. I’m not a specialist in any field by any means but I love a variety of different pastimes.

Lots of people say that I’ll be bored when I no longer work away from home, but I cannot foresee that happening at all. During the nice weather months which is usually April through October here, I take off to my camper at every opportunity.

When I am home the flowers and yard work will keep me busy and happy too. I love being outside. I like enjoying the flowers and keeping things neat and tidy outside as well as in.

November and December are mostly filled with getting ready for and enjoy the holidays.

The months of January, February and March are the tough ones here in my part of the world but I have a craft room full of things waiting to be done and I also have an attic and a basement full of treasures that need to be sorted through and organized.

There is also the big job of getting my living room and dining room painted. That will definitely take up a big spot of time. By the time I get that done it will be time to move on to painting the bedrooms.

If all else fails I have closets that need cleaning out . Believe me there will never be a dull moment here at my house. My life is not going to be filled with work by any means. There will be plenty of play time too.

This is THANKFUL Thursday and I’m very thankful I have a life full of varied interests.

I hope your Thursday is one that makes you THANKFUL too.

‘On Ya’-ma


6 comments:

Hollie said...

i know you will love being retired! I don't think you will be bored either.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Good Morning MA! Your post reminds me of my husband's 92 year old grandma...He asked her, "How old were you when you noticed that the pace of life slowed down?" She looked at him so funny and after a moment she said, "Why honey, I don't think it ever did!!" We laughed so hard, and isn't it the truth? I loved it!
Blessings MA~
Sharon

peggy said...

do not worry about having enough to keep you busy. You will wonder how you ever worked, that's what I hear from my friends. I love Sharon's story about the grandma. Let's all just speed up.

Angie said...

I agree with Peggy: you won't have time to get bored! Mind you, I wish we could use some phrase other than 'retired', which implies not working any more. 'Boss-free' might do. What do you think?

grammy said...

Of course you will stay busy and content.
Who says you have to stay busy (o:
There is such a thing as relaxing...reading all day...going for walks and having coffee with a friend (o:

That corgi :) said...

sounds like you will be kept very busy when you are retired, Ma. And so what if you have a bored day or bored season, that's part of life and makes us appreciate when things are much more active with different activities. I think not having to get up to go to to work and being able to plan your time how you want it will be such a wonderful thing :)

have a great day!

betty